Frida Kahlo Exhibit Is Set to Smash Attendance Records for Brazilian Museum

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“Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life,” an exhibition that recreated Kahlo’s famous Casa Azul garden, just finished smashing attendance records at the New York Botanical Garden, and now a new Frida Kahlo exhibit is about to do the same for the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo. “Frida Kahlo: Connection with Surreal Women in Mexico” opened on September 23, and has already had 200,000 visitors, according to teleSUR.

Every day there are long lines to see the exhibit, which includes 20 of her paintings and 13 of her drawings. Tomie Ohtake is trying their best to deal with the lines by warning people of what to expect. Upon visiting their website, visitors are greeted with a pop up message letting them know that the visiting periods have been divided into four two-hour periods.

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One million visitors are expected before it closes on January 10. If the exhibit does hit that number, it’ll mean that Kahlo will have taken down yet another famous European male artist. At the Botanical Gardens, her exhibit smoked the successful “Monet’s Garden,” which had 373,000 visits. Now, she’s expected to outperform the Dali exhibition that was visited by 400,000.

The works of Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington are also on display as part of the exhibit.